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Innovative Buddhist Women Swimming Against the Stream

By Karma Lekshe Tsomo Copyright 2001
    354 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in traditional Buddhist cultures and, increasingly, the west.

    'The great variety means that every reader can find something of interest.' - Buddhist Studies Review

    'The accounts are moving and inspiring.' - School of Oriental & African Studies